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Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotić had altercation at practice

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

As the NBA prepares for its opening night on Tuesday, there was a serious incident at practice with the Chicago Bulls. There was a fight between Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotić.

Mirotić has been hospitalized following the physical altercation between the two players. He’s sidelined indefinitely.

Chicago Bulls player Bobby Portis drives past CJ Miles against the Toronto Raptors during a preseason game
Bobby Portis drives past CJ Miles against the Toronto Raptors during a preseason game (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The two players were shoving each other, according to reports, when Portis allegedly hit Mirotić with a cheap shot to the face. Mirotić is reportedly having tests done at the hospital and will be out for a while.

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Mirotić, 26, is the Bulls’ starting power forward. Now, head coach Fred Hoiberg will have to rearrange his lineup until Mirotić is able to return.

Mirotić returned to the Bulls in the off-season. He signed a two-year, $27 million deal to stay in the Windy City.

Portis may face a fine and possibly even a suspension for this incident. That will be announced at a later date if he does.

Portis was the Bulls’ 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

At this time, we do not know if there will be any lingering effects from this altercation. Things could spark later between these two players. Or they may squash the beef that caused this altercation and not have any more problems.

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We will have to wait and see what happens. The Bulls hope that this is a one-and-done incident.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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